Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 76 72
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing ISEB 25 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.55% 1.72% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.33% 8.44% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 13
Birmingham median daily rate £405 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.71% +7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £260
90th Percentile £458 £500 £485
West Midlands median daily rate £378 £363 £300
% change year-on-year +4.14% +20.83% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

ISEB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Birmingham
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 268 308 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.67% 20.32% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 187 165
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £235 £250 £179
90th Percentile £500 £525 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 16
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.75 £22.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.86% -43.95% +115.07%
10th Percentile £11.18 £18.15 £9.91
90th Percentile £36.88 £25.00 £49.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +24.49% -22.07% +47.95%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Birmingham

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISEB in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Birmingham

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Birmingham

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 22 (88.00%) ISTQB
2 17 (68.00%) Test Scripting
3 16 (64.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (60.00%) Scrum
4 15 (60.00%) Banking
5 13 (52.00%) Test Planning
6 6 (24.00%) Finance
7 5 (20.00%) Retail Banking
8 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (12.00%) Migration
8 3 (12.00%) CRM
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
9 2 (8.00%) SQL
9 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
9 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
9 2 (8.00%) Spanish Language
9 2 (8.00%) QA
9 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (8.00%) V-Model
9 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
10 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
10 1 (4.00%) Data Governance
10 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (4.00%) IIBA
10 1 (4.00%) Stress Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Web Testing

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Essbase
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (4.00%) JMeter
2 1 (4.00%) LoadUI
2 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (60.00%) Banking
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 5 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
1 9 (36.00%) Test Manager
2 7 (28.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Test Leader
3 4 (16.00%) Payments Test Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Scrum Master
4 2 (8.00%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Payments Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Test Scripting
2 16 (64.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (60.00%) Scrum
4 13 (52.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) CRM
5 3 (12.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.00%) V-Model
6 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.00%) Coaching
7 1 (4.00%) Data Governance
7 1 (4.00%) Line Management
7 1 (4.00%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.00%) Stress Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Test Management
7 1 (4.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (88.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) IIBA
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Serena